I am not one to tell you who or what you need to believe in. By belief, I am referring to our higher power. For someone like me who has a tendency to want to control situations, believing in a higher power relinquishes me from trying to get involved in every detail of mine and others lives.
It has been a long road for me to give up trying to fix everything and everyone around me, but I’m glad I did. For one thing, it’s exhausting. The second thing is, it steals your peace. I am now much better rested and live with a peace that I never knew existed.
Typically when I take my oldest daughter shopping it’s not a fun experience because I stress out about spending money and she really likes to spend my money. We recently went shopping and I put my technique to the test of not saying anything and letting life play out. She started looking at some boots that I was not interested in purchasing at this time because I wanted to wait until Christmas. I just kept telling myself, just wait and see how this plays out, don’t say anything to her, yet. I waited and to my great joy they did not have any boots in her size that she wanted. Crisis diverted. No major arguments broke out and we had a great day shopping. This is a small incident in life, but it works with the big issues also.
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Not all situations work out like this, but it’s a very true point that most of our lives we worry over things that never even happen. This is one of the many ways to bring peace into your life by simply changing the way we think. It has helped me to stop trying to control everything and let God run my life just as he is supposed to.
Are there times in your life that you need to let life play out before getting involved? Give it a try this week. Be patient and see how things work out right before your eyes.